Magic Me’s Artists Residencies in Care Homes

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Kate Hodson, Langford S, Marine Begault

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Magic Me

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A report by Magic Me on a two year programme of artists’ residencies by Punchdrunk Enrichment, Lois Weaver, Upswing and Duckie with four Anchor care homes, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people.

The aims were to show that artists can create excellent work with older people in a care home environment, bringing multiple benefts to residents and to the wider care home community; to develop new tools and techniques to support artists in such activity and to open the door on new possibilities for care homes, as places where inspiring and important art is created.

This report documents the story of the programme: the motivations for the work; the planning and preparation to set up the residencies; the roles of each partner; the activity and arts work made during the four residencies; and the challenges, learning and many questions raised.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Langford,S. et al. (2017). Magic Me's Artists Residencies in Care Homes. UK: Magic Me.